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1equinoccio masculinethe vernal/autumnal equinox — el equinoccio de primavera/otoño
- It lies close to the date midway between an equinox and a solstice. Such dates carry an importance in many European and European-derived calendars.
- During the spring and fall equinoxes, the Sun also passes through this plane (from the perspective of Earth).
- ‘An equinox is when night and day are equal,’ he said.
- It was once connected with the fall equinox, the day when day and night are equal.
- Anyone who says day and night is equal on the equinox hasn't bothered to let facts get in the way of theory.
- At this stage we might as well mention two other very important dates in the year, the equinoxes.
- He relied on the formula adopted by the Church two centuries before, the Easter shall fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring of the equinox.
- Day is slightly longer than night at the equinoxes.
- Others (like astronomers) may insist that the equinoxes and solstices mark the season starts, so that spring begins with the vernal or spring equinox around March 20.
- It won't be until after the equinox on 23 September that the longer days will allow the warmth to settle in.
- What was left of the population had to cross the equator every equinox to escape the now-extreme winters and summers.
- I feel a strong attachment to the equinox in March because my birthday is the 23rd and so I usually try to combine a celebration of the two.
- These nine nights occur on equinoxes or equal nights when the sun is vertically overhead at the equator or centre.
- Long-term changes in the dates of the solstices and equinoxes are caused mainly by tugs imposed on the orientation of the Earth's spin axis by the Moon.
- As a result, the actual occurrence of the equinoxes and solstices slowly moved away from their calendar dates.
- The Harvest Moon, therefore, occurs within several days of September 23, the fall equinox.
- The lengths of the hours were equal around the equinoxes but the rest of the time they could vary considerably.
- Note that day length is at a minimum at the start of winter, at a maximum at the start of summer, and is 12 hours at the spring and fall equinoxes.
- Technically, a solstice is an astronomical point and, due to the procession to the equinox, the date may vary by a few days depending on the year.
- The rapidly changing length of day around the equinoxes might disturb the circadian and sleep-wake rhythms and change mood and activity in vulnerable individuals.
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